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Coffee Oasis receives $5,000 from Jewelers for Children

POULSBO — Poulsbo Coffee Oasis is this year’s recipient of $5,000 from…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Kingston Cove Yacht Club spreads holiday cheer to Kingston Food Bank | Holiday Hearts

KINGSTON — Barb Fulton, director of the Kingston Food Bank, was overwhelmed…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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Shields retires as president of the Poulsbo Historical Society

POULSBO — No one is quite sure when Jim Shields became president…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

Karen Fletcher, 61, hugs her 2-year-old granddaughter at a party held in her honor at the Grand Legacy Hotel in California.
                                Kelly Sweda Photography / Dream Foundation

Bremerton woman diagnosed with ALS given a trip to the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ with her family

BREMERTON — Living in a nightmare world dominated by a terminal disease,…

Karen Fletcher, 61, hugs her 2-year-old granddaughter at a party held in her honor at the Grand Legacy Hotel in California.
                                Kelly Sweda Photography / Dream Foundation
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Polka Dot Powerhouses collects hygiene products for women in need

BREMERTON — “Let’s talk about periods.” Elaine Turso, Bremerton-based photographer, has, with…

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The Silverdale community Christmas tree was lit at 6 p.m. Nov. 26.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Annual Silverdale tree lighting kicks off winter holiday season

SILVERDALE — Despite rain on Nov. 26, the 62nd annual Christmas Tree…

The Silverdale community Christmas tree was lit at 6 p.m. Nov. 26.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
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Local veterans, others from here at Standing Rock

POULSBO — Several North Kitsap residents have traveled the nearly 1,400 miles…

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2017 Quality Communities Scholarship program seeks Port Orchard applicants

PORT ORCHARD — The AWC Center for Quality Communities is recruiting outstanding…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

License tab services pause for state software replacement

PORT ORCHARD – Vehicle and vessel owners with December tabs are encouraged…

  • Dec 1st, 2016

South Kitsap’s Highly Capable Program accepting referrals

Referrals are now being accepted for South Kitsap School District’s Highly Capable…

Sara Miller | Kitsap News Group
                                Is Mrs. Georgeson’s kindergarten class naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure.

Kindergartners at Mullenix Ridge Elementary School share their holiday wish lists and traditions

With Thanksgiving dinners consumed, families have turned their attention to the looming…

Sara Miller | Kitsap News Group
                                Is Mrs. Georgeson’s kindergarten class naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure.
Kurt Wagner Education Fund recipients clockwise: Cheryl Marshall from Sidney Glen Elementary. Lisa Wickens from Olalla Elementary. Rebecca Sorter and Kristine Lange from East Port Orchard Elementary.

Kurt Wagner Education Fund supports South Kitsap teachers and programs

The Kurt Wagner Education Fund gave out more than $5,000 to South…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
Kurt Wagner Education Fund recipients clockwise: Cheryl Marshall from Sidney Glen Elementary. Lisa Wickens from Olalla Elementary. Rebecca Sorter and Kristine Lange from East Port Orchard Elementary.

Harbor security training set for Dec. 8 on Sinclair Inlet

BREMERTON – Naval Base Kitsap Harbor Security will be conducting several exercises…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Sen. Angel has overflowing plate of issues in Olympia next legislative session

OLYMPIA — It’s time for the usual pre-session flurry of activity at…

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Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national and state politics in a post-election summary at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. (KVI.com)

Kirby Wilbur of KVI 570 Talk Radio interprets the election Nov. 28 at Silverdale Beach Hotel

SILVERDALE — Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national…

  • Nov 29th, 2016
Kirby Wilbur of 570 KVI Talk Radio will interpret national and state politics in a post-election summary at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Silverdale Beach Hotel. (KVI.com)
Visit Santa between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 in downtown Poulsbo. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)

Historic Downtown Poulsbo is decked out for the holidays

POULSBO — Historic Downtown Poulsbo is hosting several holiday events from now…

  • Nov 26th, 2016
Visit Santa between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24 in downtown Poulsbo. (Richard Walker/Kitsap News Group)
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For some, Kitsap’s rental turmoil can bring on homelessness

Finding housing — and then being able to pay for it —…

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Brett Clark, right, manager of Poulsbo Les Schwab, dressed as an elf to deliver Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve 2015. With him is Seth Worley, manager of a Les Schwab in King County. (Contributed photo)

Many ways to make a difference this season | Holiday Hearts

If you happen by Les Schwab Tires on Viking Avenue anytime in…

Brett Clark, right, manager of Poulsbo Les Schwab, dressed as an elf to deliver Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve 2015. With him is Seth Worley, manager of a Les Schwab in King County. (Contributed photo)
Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Support your community: Shop local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

BREMERTON — Small Business Saturday: A day for community members to pass…

Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
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South Kitsap Fire and Rescue eagerly awaits new firefighting equipment

Try as he might, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s Guy Dalrymple can’t…

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Trial rescheduled for May 1 in NKF&R negligence lawsuit

KINGSTON — Trial has been rescheduled for May 1, 2017 in a…

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Kitsap Harvest prepares for Thanksgiving and beyond

As Christmas music begins to take over the airwaves and college football…

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The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)

Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25

POULSBO — The annual Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony and parade will take…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)
The completed entrance to the Poulsbo Cemetery on Caldart Avenue features a new wrought-iron sign and trees donated by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.				Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group

For some, the Poulsbo Cemetery upgrades are a labor of love

POULSBO — Many people contributed to the restoration of the Poulsbo Cemetery:…

The completed entrance to the Poulsbo Cemetery on Caldart Avenue features a new wrought-iron sign and trees donated by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.				Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group
BPD K-9 Ando chews on a toy as a reward for succesfully tracking KCSO Deputy Aaron Baker on a training session Nov. 15 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Deep bond between K-9 handlers and their canine partners

Not every dog is suitable for K-9 units. It takes a very…

BPD K-9 Ando chews on a toy as a reward for succesfully tracking KCSO Deputy Aaron Baker on a training session Nov. 15 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

26th annual Human Rights Conference has new location, more workshops

BREMERTON — “Everyone who’s interested in human rights and what’s going on…

Zachary Darner, left, and Noah Darner are brothers. Last year, Noah had a health scare that resulted in three trips to the emergency room, which their mother Beth Friendman Darner described as “really traumatic” for Zachary, who’d always wanted a little brother. Those trips inspired Zachary and his friend, Ryan Downey, to collect toys, stuffed animals and books for hospitalized children to bring a little joy to their holidays.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Local boys collect toys to donate to children in hospitals over the holidays

CENTRAL KITSAP — Zachary Darner, 7, and Ryan Downey, 9, have one…

Zachary Darner, left, and Noah Darner are brothers. Last year, Noah had a health scare that resulted in three trips to the emergency room, which their mother Beth Friendman Darner described as “really traumatic” for Zachary, who’d always wanted a little brother. Those trips inspired Zachary and his friend, Ryan Downey, to collect toys, stuffed animals and books for hospitalized children to bring a little joy to their holidays.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

What is considered ‘affordable housing’?

POULSBO — The cost of mortgage or rent, and utilities, not exceeding…

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Affordable housing crisis: The causes, and the cure

North Kitsap Fishline provides key support services for homeless and low-income persons…

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Emergency ordinance offers hope to people living in vehicles, tents in Kitsap County

PORT ORCHARD — Recognizing that the affordable housing crisis in Kitsap County…

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Tremont Street widening project receives $8 million from state’s Transportation Improvement Board

Grant assures Port Orchard priority project will proceed

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Housing crisis in Kitsap County forcing hard choices

The slippery slope of Kitsap County housing: When the marketplace dominoes fall,…

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A fire on Perry Avenue Nov. 24 was allegedly set by the 21-year-old female resident using a propane torch.
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Bremerton woman arrested for second-degree arson on Thanksgiving morning

BREMERTON — A 21-year-old Bremerton woman was arrested for second-degree arson on…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016
A fire on Perry Avenue Nov. 24 was allegedly set by the 21-year-old female resident using a propane torch.
                                Photo courtesy of Bremerton Police Department

Forest Service hiring temporary positions in Pacific Northwest

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Forest Service is planning to fill more…

Police are ‘last resort’ for mental health issues; helping people in crisis can be a challenge

BREMERTON — “Mental health-related issues are now the majority of our job,”…

Affordable housing waiting list: Two years

POULSBO — Lack of affordable housing is the leading cause of homelessness.…

Searching for a place to live

For Tiffany Butler of Port Orchard, 2016 has been “annus horribilis.” In…

With Prop. 1 passage, Kitsap Transit mobilizes

BREMERTON — The fast ferries are off to a quick start. Kitsap Transit’s…

Burglaries all over Kitsap County

The following cases were filed in either Kitsap District Court or Kitsap…

SKSD hosts meetings for citizen input on future levies, bond issue

The South Kitsap School District Board of Directors hosted three community events…